Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Bot. 8: 4 (1930)
Understorey palm. Stems solitary or clustered, to 1 m long, 1-2 cm in diameter. Leaves simple; blade 40-60 cm long, and 30-40 cm wide, with minute spines along the margin near apex, otherwise spineless. Inflorescence 10-20 cm long, with spiny prophyll and peduncular bract; branches 4-6, to 3 cm long. Female flowers scattered along the branches. Fruits red, globose, 1.5 cm in diameter or more; fruiting perianth with a very small, inconspicuous calyx, and a large, disc-shaped corolla; staminodial ring absent.
Central America to Ecuador W of the Andes.
In Ecuador it occurs in tropical and premontane wet and pluvial forest in the NW part of the country.
(D. Rubio #1177).
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